The Macomb County Clerk & Register of Deeds Office recently won four Achievement Awards from the annual National Association of Counties, the first NACo recognition in four years.
The office, under the director of Clerk Fred Miller, won awards for its senior hotline in the Human Services category, centennial farms program in Arts, Culture Historic Preservation, and Clerk’s corner intranet and virtual Clerk’s Office in Administration and Management.
By: Kristyne E. Demske, Nick Mordowanec | C&G Newspapers
MACOMB COUNTY — Lake Shore High School senior Kayla McCuen was recently awarded the top prize in Macomb County’s inaugural “I Voted” sticker design contest.
Macomb County Clerk/Register of Deeds Fred Miller said a total of 525 entries were submitted from students in 14 Macomb County school districts, as well as private and home-schooled students. A total of 64 entries were selected as finalists, ultimately reviewed remotely by a panel of judges that included judges from the Macomb County Circuit Court, members of the Macomb County Board of Commissioners, city and township clerks, and representatives from the Macomb Intermediate School District and the county arts community.
By Jameson Cook
Some 270 Macomb County residents seeking a first-time Certified Pistol License were put on hold for three months due to COVID-19. But starting next week they will be able to achieve their goal.
County Clerk Fred Miller will reopen the Clerk’s Office vital records offices to the public for first-time applicants who were not able to submit their information while county buildings were closed during the state Stay at Home executive order.
“It’s a big step forward, and we’re excited to do it,” Miller said.
By Nick Mordowanec | C&G Newspapers | Published June 4, 2020
MACOMB COUNTY — Even a global pandemic does not obstruct the flow of records and information. Just ask Macomb County Clerk/Register of Deeds Fred Miller and his staff.
Elected in 2018, Miller vowed to restore what at the time was a fractured office with inconsistent customer service. That included initial signage changes, customer service kiosk updates and a refreshed, more streamlined website that could provide citizens with easier access when it came to obsolete forms or personal information.
By Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press
It wasn't the April 20 wedding Luke and Tabitha Miskokomon had been planning.
They weren't in special clothes. There wasn't flowers or music. They weren't in Mexico.
COVID-19 put a damper on all that.
But the happily-in-love couple married on their special day anyway.
Re: The Detroit News April 19 editorial, “Preserve integrity, safety of the vote”: In less than two weeks voters will cast ballots in some 200 communities across Michigan, including within the two counties we serve. It is understandable that in these uncertain times some have called for forgoing the election on May 5, but make no mistake — the best way to preserve the integrity of our elections is to hold them.
Local jurisdictions were given the choice to postpone their regularly scheduled May 5 elections until August, and many did just that. However, local leaders across the state chose to move forward as planned. As such, a process for conducting the May 5 election was specially and carefully designed to protect the health of voters and election workers alike and still make sure voters’ voices are heard.
Macomb County residents have been able to continue to receive records services from the county through the “Virtual Clerk’s Office” during the COVID-19 pandemic, Clerk Fred Miller reminded Thursday.
Miller said he has been able to keep many essential county Clerk services available while also ensuring the office’s employees -- the majority of whom are working remotely -- are kept connected and productive.
Macomb County Clerk Fred Miller says “much-needed stability” and “normalcy” returned last year during his first full year in office.
Miller, who began serving in November 2018, cites many accomplishments in his recently issued annual report of the county Clerk and Register of Deeds.
Miller doesn’t mention former clerk Karen Spranger in the 20-page report but the inference is obvious. Spranger, a Republican, served a tumultuous 15 months until March 2017 when she was removed by a judge due to lack of county residency. Miller, a Democrat who lost to Spranger in the November 2016 election, won the final two years of her term in November 2018 and is up for re-election this year.
By Fred Miller Macomb County Clerk
On March 10, 2020, voters in Michigan will have the chance to weigh in on the candidates for President of the United States. No matter if you’re a staunch partisan or a political newbie, all voters can weigh in on the candidates and on some important local issues as well. Presidential Primaries are unlike any other election on our calendar and have some special rules. Following are some of the most frequently asked questions, along with corresponding answers. As always, check out our website -- macombgov.org/elections -- or call 586-469-5209 for more information.
What is going to be on the March 10, 2020 ballot? The only candidates on the ballot will be Democratic and Republican candidates seeking their party’s nomination for President of the United States. Regional and local proposals will also appear on ballots throughout the county including the Macomb County Art Institute Authority, Center Line City, Memphis City, Clinton Township, Macomb Intermediate School District, and Lakeview Public Schools.
By Nicole Tuttle For MediaNews Group
Macomb County students not old enough to vote can make an impact on future elections through their artwork.
The Macomb County Clerk/Register of Deeds office is inviting students in grades K-12 countywide to participate in the inaugural Macomb County “I Voted!” sticker design contest.
Throughout his career, Fred Miller has served the people of Macomb County at the federal, state, and local levels, currently as Macomb County Clerk & Register of Deeds